Nov / 11

Special Education and the Next Civil Rights Frontier for Human Rights [IEP 001]

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We’re going way back in today’s episode. We’re chatting about one of the most influential cases in American history that helped lay the foundation for our special education laws today. ¬†We also discuss the importance of the language we use to describe children living with disabilities.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How Brown v. Board of Education (1954), where the court decided that separate is not equal, set up the foundation for the special education conversation
  • In 1975, the Senate established the IDEA ? Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which indicated that children needed to be in school whether or not they had a disability
  • Why it’s important to use person-first language like “children living with a disability” instead of a “disabled person”
  • How and why we’re trying to change the perception of “disability”
  • Where do we learn our perceptions anyways?
  • What is Free and Appropriate Public Education and why is it important?
  • What does the Constitution guarantee anyways when it comes to education?
  • Find out more about our non-profit organization, the Inclusive Education Project

Contact Information:

Our non-profit: www.iepcalifornia.org

 

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